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RO APPS - 2.3.2019 Roleplay Organizer Applications are open through Thursday, February 7th! HEIGHT APPS - 1.1.2019 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of January! HEIGHT APPS - 10.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of October! THEMES - 07.22.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Tortuga! By Akante. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 07.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of July! THEMES - 06.26.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Inaria! By Arkyls. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 04.11.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of April! NEW CHAT MODS - 04.10.2018 We are pleased to announce that Akante and Horsefeathers are our first Discord Chat Mods! NEW CDOS - 01.15.2018 We are pleased to announce that Kiri, Eclipse, and Nova are the new additions to the CDO Team!

REACH NEWS - 2.1.2019 Bridgehaven is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 1.9.2019 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Bridgehaven REACH NEWS - 1.1.2019 Stoneclaw is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 12.5.2018 Arcana is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 11.14.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: El Dorado REACH NEWS - 11.4.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: The Outlands REACH NEWS - 11.4.2018 Tortuga is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 10.11.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Stoneclaw REACH NEWS - 10.01.2018 Tír na nÓg is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 09.27.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Hireath REACH NEWS - 09.01.2018 Bacchus is our new Reach Pack of the Month!
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Hello!

In Dire Straits (PG-13) is a semi-realistic, open plot, multi-species/wolf focused RPG with some fantasy elements. Since 2005, our close-knit community of artists and writers have been weaving stories together without pause. Horror, heartache, love, humor, sorrow, hope— you'll find it all, and we're always eager for more authors to pen their adventures through our world.

As a community that values member contribution and creativity, we encourage world development and new concepts. Do you want to make your own pack? Do you have a new idea for a neutral territory? Pitch it to us! Make your own mark! The world is different because you're here!

We have no post length requirements, and activity is only monitored on an individual pack basis. Overall we have a lenient outlook that allows members to RP at their own pace. We're here to RP colorful wolves, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Open the first page of your first story. It'll be a good one.

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Click here for more information about our playable world

Long ago, amidst an environmental catastrophe, wolves, sabres, lions, foxes, and dogs sent scouts to find a new home for their people. They discovered an ice bridge, and across the bridge was the Dire Strait, separating two pristine land masses. They forced the native inhabitants-- massive Fringe Dire Wolves and bizarre Hellbeasts-- to bend or perish. Humans came, fell, and deserted their ruins, leaving only pieces of their cultures behind. When the bridge melted, the animals remained, and over time this distant history was forgotten.

Our first chapter begins now, many years later. The strait's descendants rise up to claim the world as theirs, submerging themselves into a torrent of conflict and uncertainty. Their stories have different motivations—to love, to fight, to thrive, to build, to learn, to rule—but one instinct drives them above all: to survive.

IDS exists in a deliberately ambiguous era, comprised of an oddball mixture between the ice age, the bronze age, and the dark age. An unstable climate causes rapid and dramatic geological shifts, allowing both flexible terrain as well as entirely invented species (plant and animal), but the physics and underlying science should be familiar. Beyond the Fringe and over the Chasm exists only an uncharted, mysterious and foreign realm said to give birth to an impossible array of beasts and monsters... some truly beyond the imagination. It's safer to stay on this side.

We do not restrict character colors or markings, and all animals existing past 10,000 BC are available for creation— with some extra, forum created species. It's a big, strange world, ripe for exploring.

Click here for more information about our staff and what they do
Hover over the icons to see their names, or click on them to go to their profiles.


Host Administrator
Host Administrator, Brent


Guardians
Guardian, Arkyls Guardian, Kay Guardian, Puffin Guardian, Scratch Guardian, ShortyHooz


Admin Assistants
Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


Tech Assistant
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Roleplay Organizers
Reach Organizer, Scratch


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, Frost Character Directory Organizer, Eclipse


Advertiser Extraordinaires
Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Vixxie
Bridgehaven was founded by humans with a dream of utopian proportions. Many are welcome here, be you human or hellion, predator or prey. The idea is that every species is held in the same regard and level of intelligence as a human and can communicate easily between species. Though tensions shall rise and fall between packs and prides, a place to meet on neutral ground is building. A place to meet safely, trade, discuss treaties and the like. Bridgehaven is a sanctuary and a crossroads catering to everyone they can. The rules are simple. Within the caverns, there is no hunting, predator and prey can speak as friends or enemies. No blood shall be spilled on this holy ground. Beyond the walls of the caves, however, there is no refuge, not even from the denizens of Bridgehaven.
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